Bruce Gomez has been organizing races for kids and adults since the 1980s, so it's no wonder the Taos Kids Races held in Kit Carson Park on Tuesday (May 14) went off without a hitch.Students from …
Bruce Gomez has been organizing races for kids and adults since the 1980s, so it's no wonder the Taos Kids Races held in Kit Carson Park on Tuesday (May 14) went off without a hitch.
Students from Taos Day School and Taos Charter School get a day in the park, supported by dozens of volunteers who set out and monitor the course, provide drinks and fresh-cut watermelon, and keep track of the runners and their finishing times.
Between the two schools, 252 kids participated, running in heats according to their grade level.
Not only did the fourth-grade classes begin the race all smiles, the fastest finisher in their age group, Kosmo Weisfeld, completed the 1K course (approximately .67 miles) in 4:08. That's a 6-minute-10-second mile.
The kids were enthusiastic about the race, enjoying their time outside and with each other and the run itself.
When asked about their experience of the race, Taos Charter School second-graders Olivia Tafoya, Eva Goins and Vivian Dye weighed in. "It's fun. My legs just got tired really quickly," and "I look forward to being in the park" were the consensus.
The annual event is sponsored by the Taos Marathon, which is scheduled for June 2 this year.
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